A few weeks ago, I passed by a stall that sold homemade skin care products - lotions, bath salts, etc - at the weekend farmer's market. Struck by the high prices of the bath bombs, under to $5 for the bigger sizes, I decided to research how to make them myself. Putting in keywords 'bath… Continue reading Bath Bomb Catastrophe
Recently, I’ve had to drive a fair bit from Albany to Queens and back on the weekends. As Labor Day approaches, I thought I’d share my findings in terms of cost-time ratio. (Scroll below for a comprehensive list of all NYC bridges and tunnels and their respective tolls.) My usual route, costing a total $31.37… Continue reading Cost of Crossing a Bridge
Labor Day in the US is observed every first Monday in September, which this year falls on September 1 (today!). While the three-day weekend has now evolved into another commercial extravaganza marked by BBQ parties and store sales (some retailers claim that sales are second only to Black Friday in November), the public holiday itself… Continue reading Happy Labor Day!
For me, a large part of what makes hotel stays so charming are the fun and decorative towel accents. There is always that climactic moment, when needing to use a towel, I am obliged to unravel those artful folds. In a moment fraught with hesitancy and near abhorrence, art and beauty is stripped to something… Continue reading Transcient Delights – Flower Basket Towel Art